Friday, December 31, 2010

Time's 2010 Pictures of the Year

I highly suggest you take a look at these photos, and the commentary that goes along with it.

Below are just some of the pictures that resonated with me.

There is a story being told in these photos.  And they matter.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Today is my B-Day!!!

Birthday Blessings by Joanna Fuchs

Instead of counting candles,

Or tallying the years,

Contemplate your blessings now,

As your birthday nears.

Consider special people

Who love you, and who care,

And others who’ve enriched your life

Just by being there.

Think about the memories

Passing years can never mar,

Experiences great and small

That have made you who you are.

Another year is a happy gift,

So cut your cake, and say,

"Instead of counting birthdays,

I count blessings every day!"

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Monday, December 27, 2010

end of December mix up

Hello loves!!!

How was your Christmas?  Grand, I hope!  We truly had a blessed Christmas, and thankfully it was cold.  Like, Brrrrrr Rabbit, cold!!  Me likes that. 

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Quite a few things happened since I signed off.  First and foremost my pops turned 69 on Christmas Eve.  (Heeeeyyyy!  69!  Okay, totally inappropriate, I know.)  Happy B-Day Daddy!!!  I love you. 

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We always have family and friends over to my parents house on my dad's birthday and this year was no different.  Full of food, laughs, drinks and good times!  Love it.

Layla had a very spoiled Christmas which I have come to expect now.  I just hope she appreciates it.  Not only now, but later in life. 

While mommy and daddy and Santa gave her plenty....her grandparents went over the top.  She is now the proud owner of a 22 inch flat screen t.v. for her bedroom.  I don't even have a t.v. in my bedroom, for the reconrd.  She received a Princess CD Player with microphone, a Princess portable DVD player, a "laptop" Discovery Kids computer, another season of Gymnastics, Disney Princess Castle with numerous Princesses, a cash register, a scooter, a basketball goal, and many, many more things!  It was a score of a year for her. 

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I forgot my camera at home today, in case you couldn't tell by my lack of personal photos. 

Well, since tomorrow is my b-day.  That's right....ya'll heard me?!?  TOMORROW IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!  And I hope I am not in the office working.  Like today.  I should be off, but I gotta pass out some money, honey!!!  It's all good.  Just hope I am not here tomorrow.  For my birthday.  Did I mention my birthday is tomorrow.  Oh, yeah?!  We're good.  Okay. 

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So, my birthday is tomorrow.  Kidding.  Just kidding.  I mean, it really is....but I should move on.

Did you guys hear Teena Marie died?  I'm sad.  I love me some Teena.  R.I.P. Teena.  God speed.

Okay.  Now I have to bust a move at work.  And by bust a move, I mean seriously pound my fingers into this calculator and get these checks processed.  I hope to post some Christmas pictures tomorrow.  Ya know ON MY BIRTHDAY!!  Yeah.

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Have a fabulous ending to 2010!  And welcome 2011!!! 

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

And a yo, ho, ho...I'm hittin' the road!!!

That's right folks!  'Tis time to hit the road and visit with family and friends in San Antonio. 

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While I found myself at a bit of a crossroads this year, the love and support I received from my bloggy friends made all the difference in the world.  I love and appreciate you all more than you know.  You helped me make it through another pretty rough (but, blessed) year.  And I thank you.

I pray you all have a safe and lovely Christmas with those you love. 

I am signing off for now and will see you on the other side.  Of Christmas. 

That's right.  I will be back before New Years' to share all of our Christmas fun.  Hope to see you then. 

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Warm Wishes

Lots of people

Crowds everywhere

Rushing and pushing and shoving,

Going nowhere.

It's Christmas time again

Have to get all those things done

Hustle, bustle, quickly,

We must beat the sun.

Must get this and must get that

Maybe this nic, maybe that nak

When did it happen?

When did we lose track...

It's a race, yes it is

We are running, yes we are

But lets not forget

Before we get too far-

What is really really important

Doesn't take much to figure out

Take time to love

and love from the heart.

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The True Spirit of Christmas

by Marajo Tenderass

Hot N' Cold

And I am not talking about Katy Perry's hit single either.

It is Hot.  And then it is cold.  In Houston, Texas.

And it is quite annoying, truth be told.  Christmas is 4 days away people.  Mother Nature, whomever!!!!

Now.  I realize this could be much, much worse.  Yes, I know.  I should probably shut my mouth. 

People are stuck in airports due to snow and ice.  Some people are flooding.  I know, really. 

It is just so irritating to wear a sweater one day.  And to put on shorts and crank the A/C the next. 

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And if it gets overcast?  Layla thinks...wait for's gonna snow.  Bless her heart.

Like today.  Even though its a balmy 70 degrees for our morning wake up call...because the skies are so gray and Barney keeps talking about snow and Christmas...Layla thinks it is suppose to snow.

Now, granted.  This time last year, we were doing this....

{snowball in yo face!!!} I can understand her confusion. 

But, I keep telling her we were really lucky last year and it just doesn't snow in Texas.  And especially Houston.  Bless.her.heart. 

I think I need to find a "snow" park and maybe an ice skating rink.  Yep.  If Mother Nature won't bring a snowy Christmas to Texas....then Momma Meli will bring....yeah.  You get my point, right? 

Merry Christmas, ya'll!!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010


You live you learn

You love you learn

You cry you learn

You lose you learn

You bleed you learn

You scream you learn

You grieve you learn

You choke you learn

You laugh you learn

You choose you learn

You pray you learn

You ask you learn

You live you learn

Alanis Morissette - You Learn
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